The Project

The Watercolour World is creating a unique visual history of the world through documentary watercolours painted before 1900.  With tens of thousands of images already in the process of being uploaded, the full project website is set to become a significant new source of global history when it is launched in Spring 2018.

This free, new, online library will include topographical, anthropological and botanical subjects, plus observed historical events. Watercolours are welcome from across the world, from collections and individuals, both public and private.  You will be able to explore the watercolours via an interactive map and help to identify unknown locations, create discussions and deepen all our understanding of this fascinating historical record.

Follow our progress and share our discoveries on our social media platforms.

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